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The Spaces In Between : A creative dialogue about work.
Wed 12 October 2016, 18:00 – 20:15 BST
The perfectly designed workplace is completed, and lovingly handed over to the client, who fills and integrates it with great people who in turn serve great customers. Effective recruitment, retention and people development strategies all knit together in and around the workplace to create a seamless employee and customer experience.
In. Your. Dreams.
This ideal might exist in a glossy brochure somewhere, yet despite our best efforts, we often seem to struggle to create an experience that looks and feels as compelling, useful and enjoyable as we would like. Maybe this is because we ignore the spaces in between, the things that take place on the margins, in the gaps between functional expertise and day to day activity.
"Scenius : The intelligence and the intuition of a while cultural scene."
Brian Eno coined the term "Scenius" as a way of describing the intelligence which comes from communities, from cooperation. Maybe what we need is a "Scenius" of our own to fit between and around the grand design, and the strategic plan? A time and place where we can talk about what works and what doesn't, and explore different ways of thinking.
You are invited to an informal evening of conversations about work, and about the small things that make big differences. The conversations will take place in small groups, reconvening throughout the evening to share ideas and experiences. The evening will be lightly facilitated by Doug Shaw. Doug is in the process of writing 'Try This...', a book about crowdsourcing, communities and cooperation, to be published by Pearson in 2017. Our hope is that the time we spend together will both inform and contribute to how the book is written.
The event will take place on Wednesday 12th October 2016, at the London offices of BDG, who are very kindly supporting this event. Please arrive from 6pm, and after a brief introduction around 6.20, our conversations will begin. We will talk and share questions, ideas, and stories until around 8pm, and after a brief summary, we will close at 8.15pm. Should you wish to continue the conversation beyond then, we can move on locally and do so.
We look forward to welcoming you to an evening of interesting and enjoyable dialogue about work, and how to make it better.